A Conversation for Genius at Work: Flood Barriers

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Post 1

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

We experimented with stuff like that here in the Netherlands (well not exactly the self-floating barriers you are proposing)

We have inflatable flood barriers (google "balgstuw Ramspol" if you want to get the idea)

The military also had floating barriers in the fifties/sixties, but these were to flood the land and delay the Russians. Just block your major river of choice and don't tell the civilians that live there until running is the only option left.


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Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - shhh You may need those strategies yet.

Of course, here, they won't help, because the government are just going to sell it to them. smiley - run


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Post 3

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Currently, getting the water out is more important I guess


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Post 4

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Now, that's true, alas. smiley - sigh I hate hurricane season.


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Post 5

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Yeah, I prefer sugarcane.

Best of luck.


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Post 6

Paigetheoracle

I didn't know you were Dutch? My wife has a brother living out there. Hadn't thought about the Dutch being in need of such ideas but I have an even longer post on this that I am going to try to slip past Dmitri without rewriting (watch me fail).


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Post 7

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

In a flat country, you have to make sure the water flows in the right direction. You don't want salt water from the sea flowing up your rivers.


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